Mark Your Calendars For Two Very Special Events

Here are two more ways to enjoy the season:

Hillside’s own, Jean Sherrard takes us on another delightful afternoon of unconventional Christmas stories, poems and musical cheer in –

 Short Stories Live! Another Rogue’s Christmas

This is definitely the “antidotal” alternative to the usual holiday fare—which veers between the evocative and the humorous, all delivered by some of Seattle’s favorite professional actors. Frank Corrado, Megan Cole, Paul Dorpat, and Jean Sherrard read unconventional holiday fare. Leslie Braly and John Owen provide music. Presented by Town Hall with A Contemporary Theatre; hosted and curated by Jean Sherrard.

Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  in the Great hall (enter on 8th)

Advance tickets are $13/$10 Town Hall members, seniors & students, at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006. $15/$13 at the door. ACT Members call 206-292-7676 to reserve tickets as part of ACTPass and Charter Membership.


And closer to home –

Hillside’s Grand Christmas Jubilee
“Through the Ages”

December 20th

From Seven O’ clock to Eleven in the evening
Hillside  formally  invites  all  gentlemen  and ladies
of  the  Upper-School  to


Organized By  the  youth,  for  the  youth,  and led  by  Daniel  Riesco,  we  shall  be  holding  a ceremonious  event,  which  we  call


Which  celebrates  American  culture  and  music throughout  the  20th  century,  beginning  in  the roaring  1920s  and  progressing  forward  to  the 1990s.  We  humbly  suggest  wearing  appropriate attire  from  any  relevant  decade  that  you desire.

Students  are  allowed  to bring  one  guest  each.

In  order  to  attend,  each  guest  must  have Hillside’s  Guest  Waiver  signed  by  the appropriate  staff  at  his  or  her  school  and have  turned  the  waiver  in  to  Susan  Wedgwood by  the  morning  of  Thursday,  December 20. The Hillside  Guest  Waiver  can  be  found  on  the website or by clicking HERE and  is  available  on  the  table  next  to the  copy  machine  in  the  hall.  Invite  your friend,  sibling,  uncle,  or  romantic  interest – just  make  sure  that  s/he  has  the  waiver signed  and  it  has  been  turned  in  to  Susan  by the  morning  of  the ball, Thursday,  December 20!

Students  shall  soon  receive  the  invitation, including  details  on  bringing  delicious confectionaries  to  the  potluck.

Many  regards  to  all,

Danny  Riesco, Yule  Ball  Coordinator





Here  at  HILLSIDE’S GRAND JUBILEE  we  offer  such  amusing  diversions  as  the  following  games.

  •       Musical chairs!

  •       Rob   Your  Neighbor  (of   his  present!)—In  which  presents  brought  and  wrapped  are  placed  evenly  around  the  circle,   and  when  one  rolls  a  six  using  a  DICE,  one  may  either  take  or  steal  a  present  from  a  conniving  adversary.

  •       Improvisational Games—In  which  our  host  Mr.  Riesco  leads  a  series  of  relevant  improvisational  dramatics.

  •       Dancing—In  which the  youth  of  the  event  may  participate  in  a  DANCE  of  the  ever-changing  popular  music  of  the 20th  century—from  THE CHARLESTON  to  THE TWIST.

  •       And  one  last  enthralling,  superb,  incredible  EVENT—which  shall  remain  secret  until  the  end  of  the  evening!


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